There are two models of the State Muscle Cruiser; the standard issue model fitted with a full police package and the unmarked model.
The vehicle is a standard patrol unit used by state troopers. The unit is light but resilient resulting in an persistent means of pursuit against high durability vehicles. The power, mixed with torque produced by the engine, can become too excessive at low speeds and result in very little grip.
Troopers driving State Cruiser units are trained in the following advanced driving techniques: Box, Herd, PIT, and Roadblock. An excessively damaged or disabled unit adds a $2,500 Bounty to the rap sheet of the suspect.
The unit will appear in pursuits once the player reaches Wheelman Level 4 in Need for Speed: Undercover and disabling it is worth $3,300 cost to state. It will appear in pursuits at heat level 3 in Need for Speed: World.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The State Muscle Cruiser is a police unit in the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 releases of Need for Speed: Undercover. It is utilised by the Tri-City Bay Police Department and engages in a pursuit at condition 3, also known as Heat Level 3.
The State Muscle Cruiser can be unlocked as a bonus car in Need for Speed: Undercover by entering 'qfmytyda' at the secret code screen.
It can only be used in Quick Race and multiplayer events.
Need for Speed: World
- In the PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and Wii releases of Need for Speed: Undercover, a Ford Mustang GT State Muscle Cruiser is used in place of the State Muscle Cruiser.
- It appears in Need for Speed: The Run as a traffic vehicle along some routes.
- In the PlayStation Portable release of Need for Speed: Undercover, the State Muscle Cruiser resembles the Police Muscle car from Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0 and Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City.
- In Need for Speed: Undercover, the State Muscle Cruiser is identified during a pursuit by police dispatch as a black Ford Mustang.